Favorite TV Show Starring a SNL Alumni

by Kirk-Picard | created - 12 Jan 2017 | updated - 12 Jan 2017 | Public

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1. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt

Votes: 187,915

SNL Alumnus: Amy Poehler (2001-2008)

2. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 106,680

SNL Alumni: Tina Fey (2000-2006), Tracy Morgan (1996-2003), Chris Parnell (1998-2001, 2002-2006)

3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 173,487

SNL Alumnus: Andy Samberg (2005-2012)

4. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 235,564

SNL Alumnus: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1982-1985)

5. Veep (2012–2019)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott

Votes: 40,185

SNL Alumnus: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1982-1985)

6. Documentary Now! (2015– )

23 min | Comedy

Documentary Now parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Deb Hiett

Votes: 4,684

SNL Alumni: Bill Hader (2005-2013), Fred Armisen (2002-2013)

7. Rick and Morty (2013– )

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.

Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 315,833

SNL Alumnus: Chris Parnell (1998-2001, 2002-2006)

8. Better Call Saul (2015– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 266,996

SNL Alumni: Bob Odenkirk (1987-1995), Michael McKean (1994-1995)

9. The Last Man on Earth (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Almost two years after a virus wiped out most of the human race, Phil Miller only wishes for some company, but soon gets more than he bargained for when that company shows up in the form of other survivors.

Stars: Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 49,881

SNL Alumni: Will Forte (2002-2010), Jason Sudeikis (2005-2013)

10. Portlandia (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.

Stars: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan, Sam Adams

Votes: 17,091

SNL Alumnus: Fred Armisen (2002-2013)

11. My Wife and Kids (2001–2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr., and brooding daughters Claire and Kady make his dream just that ... a dream.

Stars: Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin, George Gore II, Parker McKenna Posey

Votes: 24,271

SNL Alumnus: Damon Wayans (1985-1986)

12. The Critic (1994–2001)

TV-14 | 522 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Jay Sherman is a New York film critic who has to review films he doesn't like for a living.

Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nick Jameson, Maurice LaMarche, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 7,145

SNL Alumnus: Jon Lovitz (1985-1990)

13. Happy Endings (2011–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together.

Stars: Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally

Votes: 33,006

SNL Alumnus: Casey Wilson (2008-2009)

14. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Jimmy Fallon hosts the Tonight Show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Quest Love

Votes: 14,939

SNL Alumnus: Jimmy Fallon (1998–2004)

15. The Ben Stiller Show (1992–1995)

306 min | Comedy

This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them.

Stars: Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 1,563

SNL Alumni: Ben Stiller (1989), Janeane Garofalo (1994-1995)

16. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, The 8G Band, Ben Warheit

Votes: 5,458

SNL Alumnus: Seth Meyers (2001-2014)

17. The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A divorced mom tries to keep pace with everyone around her.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Clark Gregg, Hamish Linklater, Trevor Gagnon

Votes: 11,115

SNL Alumnus: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1982-1985)

18. The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Sarah Silverman stars as Sarah Silverman, an unemployed single woman who still behaves like a child. Sarah depends in everything on her sister (played by her real sister Laura). Sarah is ... See full summary »

Stars: Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman, Brian Posehn, Steve Agee

Votes: 7,007

SNL Alumnus: Sarah Silverman (1993-1994)

19. Dennis Miller Live (1994–2002)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

A weekly talk/comedy show hosted by Dennis Miller. Each show starts off with a topical monologue typical of evening talk shows. After this, Dennis goes into "The Rant" in which he talks ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis Miller, David Spade, Jon Stewart, Dana Carvey

Votes: 354

SNL Alumnus: Dennis Miller (1985-1991)

20. Norm (1999–2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Norm Henderson is an ex-hockey player who was banned from hockey for life for gambling and tax evasion. Now he must do five years of community service as a social worker, or go to prison. ... See full summary »

Stars: Norm MacDonald, Laurie Metcalf, Ian Gomez, Max Wright

Votes: 1,567

SNL Alumnus: Norm Macdonald (1993-1998)

21. Primetime Glick (2001–2003)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Music

Talk-show parody featuring obese host Jiminy Glick, who usually knows nothing about his guests and hurls veiled insults at them during his interviews.

Stars: Martin Short, Michael McKean, Brett Gilbert, Jackie Stevens

Votes: 787

SNL Alumnus: Martin Short (1984-1985)

22. Casual (2015– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedy series about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating while raising her teenage daughter.

Stars: Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr, Nyasha Hatendi

Votes: 6,771

SNL Alumnus: Michaela Watkins (2008-2009)

23. According to Jim (2001–2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

A television show centered around a macho everyman, his loving wife, and their three precocious children.

Stars: Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Larry Joe Campbell, Taylor Atelian

Votes: 32,903

SNL Alumnus: Jim Belushi (1983-1985)

24. Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)

30 min | Comedy

Hot-tempered journalist Maya got herself fired yet again. Unable to find a job anywhere else and facing eviction, she is forced to go work for Blush, her father's fashion magazine.

Stars: Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal, Wendie Malick

Votes: 16,653

SNL Alumnus: David Spade (1990-1996)

25. The Spoils Before Dying (2015)

Comedy, Crime, Music

Fictional author and filmmaker, Eric Jonrosh, adapts his epic tale of a pianist-turned-detective investigating a murder in the 1950s underground jazz scene.

Stars: Michael Kenneth Williams, Kristen Wiig, Bérénice Marlohe, Will Ferrell

Votes: 842

SNL Alumnus: Will Ferrell (1995-2002)

26. Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn (2002–2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

A Comedy Central talk show that featured host Colin Quinn and a panel of comedian guests, discussing politics, current events, and social issues.

Stars: Colin Quinn, Nick Di Paolo, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton

Votes: 577

SNL Alumnus: Colin Quinn (1995-2000)

27. The Dead Zone (2002–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Johnny Smith has been leading an idyllic small-town life. Employed as a science teacher, Johnny takes great pleasure in showing his young students the wonders of the natural world. He is ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams

Votes: 8,242

SNL Alumnus: Anthony Michael Hall (1985-1986)

28. The Mighty B! (2008–2011)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Overachieving Honeybee scout, Bessie Higgenbottom, attempts to earn every last Bee Badge.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Dee Bradley Baker, Grey Griffin, Andy Richter

Votes: 2,031

SNL Alumnus: Amy Poehler (2001-2008)

29. The Spoils of Babylon (2014– )

TV-14 | 138 min | Comedy

Cynthia and Devon are two siblings whose intense love drives everything and everyone around them to ruin.

Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Cal Bartlett

Votes: 3,623

SNL Alumnus: Will Ferrell (1995-2002)

30. Gary Unmarried (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Newly divorced after fifteen years of marriage, Gary Brooks, a painting contractor, strives to balance work, shared custody of his two children, a controlling ex-wife, and his foxy new girlfriend.

Stars: Jay Mohr, Paula Marshall, Ryan Malgarini, Kathryn Newton

Votes: 5,493

SNL Alumnus: Jay Mohr (1993-1995)

31. Watching Ellie (2002–2003)

30 min | Comedy

A single woman, Ellie Riggs, tries to navigate her way through the Los Angeles music scene and her own messy personal life. Told in real time, each episode is a linear 22-minute slice of Ellie's life.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Darren Boyd, Steve Carell, Lauren Bowles

Votes: 258

SNL Alumnus: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1982-1985)

32. Maya & Marty (2016)

60 min | Comedy, Music

"Maya and Marty" is a brand new show that blends musical numbers, comedy sketches and celebrity guests into one jam-packed hour of prime-time TV.

Stars: Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Kenan Thompson, Mikey Day

Votes: 882

SNL Alumni: Maya Rudolph (2000-2007), Martin Short (1984-1985)

33. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Follows the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981.

Stars: Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter

Votes: 21,259

SNL Alumni: Janeane Garofalo (1994-1995), Amy Poehler (2001-2008), Michaela Watkins (2008-2009), Kristin Wiig (2005-2012)

34. Rules of Engagement (2007–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Two couples and their single friend, all at different stages in their relationships, deal with the complications of dating, commitment, and marriage.

Stars: Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich

Votes: 30,532

SNL Alumnus: David Spade (1990-1996)

35. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (2010– )

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Family

The Cat in The Hat knows a lot about virtually every thing. With the help of fish, thing 1, and thing 2; the Cat in the Hat teaches kids about many things through song and games.

Stars: Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk, Rob Tinkler

Votes: 368

SNL Alumnus: Martin Short (1984-1985)



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